Pedestrians are often the most vulnerable individuals who use the many roads and sidewalks in the United States. This vulnerability combined with the negligence that can envelope drivers as they are driving can create catastrophic events with tragic injuries. Pedestrians can be seriously injured if they are involved in an accident with a vehicle. Unfortunately, one pedestrian accident in Massachusetts sent an individual to the hospital recently.
The accident took place on the night of Feb. 20 and involved a vehicle and one pedestrian. The accident occurred after the driver of the vehicle struck the woman at around 6:30 p.m. Emergency personnel responded to the accident soon after it took place and transported the pedestrian to the hospital by ambulance.
The pedestrian suffered serious injuries from the accident, but the current condition of the victim is unknown at this time. The driver of the car stayed at the scene and fully cooperated with police after the accident. Traffic was blocked for a short time after the incident took place.
Once the pedestrian accident is fully investigated by Massachusetts police, the injured victim may have the right to seek monetary compensation for her injuries. Compensation could be used to pay for any hospital bills that are accrued while the victim is in the hospital as well as supplement her income if she is out of work. This could allow the woman to focus on healing and returning to her normal routine as soon as possible without the added stress of new hospital bills.
Source: Metro – The Boston Globe, Woman seriously injured by car in South Boston, Jennifer Smith, Feb. 21, 2014